Report: Texas A&M the favorite to land big-time FBS QB transfer
Texas A&M is on the market for a quarterback. Well, probably more than one.
The Aggies, though, need more than a 17-year-old to contend for the starting job during a pivotal 2016 season for coach Kevin Sumlin and the rest of the program.
Someone with starting experience in a power conference would be nice. Say, Oklahoma’s Trevor Knight?
According to 247Sports, Texas A&M is the favorite to land Knight, who is expected to announce his decision by Christmas.
“The San Antonio product spoke with A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin multiple times this week,” 247Sports wrote.
The Aggies are desperate for quarterback help after losing both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray to transfer, just one season after Kenny Hill transferred to TCU. Jake Hubenak is the only scholarship quarterback on the current roster.
Knight started a combined 15 games for the Sooners in ’13 and ’14 before Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield beat him in a competition prior to this season. Mayfield, of course, led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff.
At 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, Knight has completed 57.1 percent of his career passes. He threw for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl following the 2013 season, leading Oklahoma to a 45-31 victory.
He also caught the attention of Katy Perry, who professed to having a crush on Knight during her infamous GameDay appearance in 2014.
According to the report, Auburn and LSU both are pursuing him as well.